I’ve heard a little bit about Hanabi Sushi from some of my friends and how they get some free stuff from there because they know the owner/person who works there. Alice, Euphemia, and I went there for lunch on a Friday to check it out and I was excited to see what this place was all about.
Hanabi Sushi is a Japanese restaurant located on a corner of the plaza that is at Midland and Finch in Scarborough. It’s not big from the outside and it’s definitely that way when you step into the restaurant as well. It’s very low-key and you can tell that they’ve been there for a while as the restaurant is not modern or newly updated at all.
We were there for lunch and I was surprised with how cheap the lunch prices were! I was rather excited to see what all the hype was about.
On this day, I wasn’t in the mood for any sushi or sashimi (even though I really wanted to see what their Japanese fare was like) and I wanted some rice and hot food so I chose the Bulgogi Beef combo (it only is $5.95!) and comes with soup and salad too.
We were a bit wrapped up with our conversations at first so when the food started arriving, it overwhelmed the table since we weren’t eating it fast enough and the table was rather small. Look at all our food covering the entire table!
Instead of the picture showing a bento box with everything in it, many of the sides that came with the Bulgogi combo arrived on separate dishes.
When the main dish of rice and Bulgogi arrived, I understood why the pricing was so cheap for lunch. There wasn’t that much Bulgogi beef and the portion of rice was huge. The quality of the Bulgogi beef was also very moderate.
Alice and Euphemia both ordered the Salmon Teriyaki lunch combo. I tried a little bit of the salmon and it was also just so-so.
Overall, it was a very affordable meal for less than $8 each, but if you’re looking for higher quality Japanese hot food, you might want to go somewhere else. However, I wouldn’t mind coming back again to try their sushi and sashimi. Maybe their sushi and sashimi portions are better tasting! 🙂
I always keep on open mind because you just never know. 😀